Nate Melster

Nate Melster

I run marathons, and I have for 10 years. I started pretty slow with the goal just to finish. Through running a lot and training, I have brought my time down enough to qualify for Boston. I have run the six Worlds Marathon Majors, including Boston 3 times. I run year round, always training and running 40-80 miles per week

Lab tests and in-depth reviews

ASICS Versablast

ASICS Versablast review The ASICS Versablast is a lightweight running shoe that can be used for short-distance runs. It does not provide you with a bounce in your step. So, if you are looking for a sh[…]

On Cloudultra

On Cloudultra review This is a trail running shoe that has the cushion for long-distance runs and the traction for technical terrain. It also works for some road running. Who this shoe is (not) for Bu[…]

Nike React Phantom Run Flyknit 2

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ASICS Gel Contend 6

ASICS Gel Content 6 review The ASICS Contend 6 is a cheap running shoe that lasts a long time, but it lacks everything you might want from a high-end running shoe. It may be good for someone going for[…]

Adidas Sensebounce+

Adidas Sensebounce+ review The Adidas Sensebounce+ is a modern-day performance shoe that doubles as a lifestyle shoe. It is an affordable option for casual runners who run short distances. If you are[…]

Adidas Pulseboost HD

Adidas Pulseboost HD review The Pulseboost HD is a great training shoe from Adidas. It can be used for intervals and speed workouts on the road or even the track. I just would not recommend them for r[…]

Adidas Ultraboost S&L

Adidas Ultraboost S&L review The Adidas Ultraboost S&L is a comfortable, bouncy running shoe. They are not the lightest for short-distance runs, but they are a good all-around running shoe. It[…]